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C-R packaging for mineral oil cosmetics

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Consumer Products Safety Commission rule requiring child-resistant packaging for some mineral-oil containing cosmetics will be effective Oct. 25, 2002, agency says in an 1Oct. 25 Federal Register notice. Commission voted unanimously to require child-resistant packaging for certain hydrocarbon-containing cosmetics, including baby oil, sunscreen and nail enamel, Oct. 16 following recommendations from staff (2"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 22, In Brief and 3"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 15, p. 8)...

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